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Foods for Seasonal Allergies Relief

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It’s that time again when everything is in bloom, and the dreaded POLLEN Season is in full effect! 🤧

Looking for some relief with Seasonal Allergies?

When your cars, grounds, and the air are thick with that nasty yellowish mist of pollen, why not head to your Kitchen to help with your symptoms?

Here are some Foods that can help FIGHT your symptoms to aid in some relief.
  • Citrus Fruits-Vitamin C from Oranges, kiwis, lemons, grapefruit, and limes can help reduce histamines that cause sneezing and running nose from seasonal allergies.
  • Omega 3s from fatty fish like Salmon or fish oil, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and hemp seeds. Fatty acids can help decrease the narrowing of airways in asthma and some cases of seasonal allergies from their anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Ginger, fresh or dry, can help reduce inflammation that may help dry up mucus so you feel less stuffy by clearing up nasal passages, eyes, throat, and even joint pain. Ginger also has antioxidants to boost your immune system. (1)
  • Magnesium from bananas, almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, legumes or beans, wheat bran, and leafy greens may help you breathe easier. This is because it is a natural antihistamine, and it also has the ability to act as a bronchodilator. (2)
  • Green Tea in all forms, including matcha green tea, is antioxidant-rich and has anti-inflammatory protection against allergens.
  • Probiotics in yogurt or fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, tempeh, miso, and buttermilk might be important in preventing and treating allergic rhinitis. It can also help improve histamine intolerance symptoms. This will help relieve your allergy symptoms and boost your overall quality of life.
  • Turmeric, fresh or dry, is a great super powerhouse herb and also a great anti-inflammatory. It can help slow the onset of symptoms caused by the allergy season by acting as a natural antihistamine.  (3)
  • Pineapple-Bromelain, found in pineapple, is an enzyme that may help relieve swelling and may help with congestion.

While these foods will not cure seasonal allergies or are meant to replace any treatment, they can help as part of your overall lifestyle, helping to reduce inflammation and allergic response… instead of sneezing and snorting your way through it.

What to Avoid when seasonal allergies are high and ways to limit pollen exposure.
  • Stay indoors on dry, windy days. The best time to go outside is after a good rain, which helps clear pollen from the air.
  • Check the pollen count using your weather app and plan your day when going outside. Even wear a mask.
  • Avoid lawn mowing, weed pulling, sweeping the porch, and other outdoor chores that stir up allergens.
  • Remove clothes you’ve worn outside and shower to rinse pollen from your skin and hair.
  • Try to resist leaving the windows open during the day. If you wish to have your windows or door open; do it before 9 am when the dew is still in the air.
  • Don’t leave your clothes outside to dry during the heavy pollen season.

The bottom line, when the trees and flowers bloom in Spring, you don’t have to suffer from seasonal allergies. Start arming yourself today to help fight or reduce your symptoms so you can enjoy the Spring & Summer weather.

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Published by Erin Wheless Wellness

I am a passionate Health, Wellness, and Fitness Professional who thrives on helping and motivating others into a healthier way of life, improving their quality of life being in a more Zen state of mind, along with helping them obtain a stronger body and mind through a holistic approach with health, nutrition, habit, mindset, and fitness wrapped all in one excellent package. All of these elements work in perfect harmony. I believe in coaching the body and the mind from the inside out. I want to help them be the best version of themselves and want to help make a difference one small step at a time. Erin Wheless Wellness programs and coaching services are accessible, weight neutral, body-positive, age empowered, and all-inclusive. Healthy and Happy bodies come in different shapes and sizes.

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